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The Mysteries of Knowledge redux

THREE amazing facts what I have learned today, in honour of a new series of QI starting tonight. (spiderpixie, they're talking about Danger and things - it IS alphabetical! Hopefully we'll get all 26 series!)

1. Curacao is in Central America. And is kinda Dutch. One of the native languages is a creole called Papiamento, which is a great name, and there's a Papiamento edition of Wikipedia.

2. The word "perk" in the context of "a perk of the job" is actually short for perquisite, and has nothing to do with them perking you up.

3. There is a QI website! And a QI book coming out next week!

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furzepig
Sep. 29th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
There's a QI DVDi too, but I wouldn't recommend it. Not without adequate imbibage or a heap of rotten tomatoes to hurl at the screen.
furzepig
Sep. 29th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
[Addendum/qualifier: admittedly my tiredness and irritation at the company behind the DVDi in question may have clouded my view a tad - but only a tad!]
pickwick
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
I've actually got it, but I've never watched it. Or played it, or whatever one does. I've had it for less than a year...I'm sure i'll get round to it some time.
furzepig
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's a bit of both - watch/play. They use the menu-system as a means for playing a game - or, in this case, a quiz. So you watch a bit, select an option, see the result. Worth playing just for a look at the format (if Stephen Fry's voice isn't reason enough!)- the method is reminiscent of those 'choose your own adventure' books. DVDi as a format has some appeal because it can be used for games that can be played in a DVD player; it doesn't need a computer or console.

Hrm. Okay, I'll stop spamming now. Not everyone's as interested in this stuff as me. :-)
momentsmusicaux
Sep. 29th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
It always seems like a typo for prerequisite.
spiderpixie
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
wahoo! Thanks for the heads-up, watched both last night!! Long live QI
pickwick
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
I only watched the BBC2 one...I'm saving them up :)
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